A+E Networks UK has commissioned the treasure-hunting sequel to Lost Relics of the Knights Templar from Fired Up Films and Krempelwood.
Lost Relics of the Knights Templar, which aired early in 2020, rated more than 300% above primetime average, making it the best performing UK commission on Sky HISTORY since Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate the English, in 2018.
The new series – Lost Relic Hunters – will broadcast on Sky HISTORY in September 2021 and will once again follow Hamilton White and Carl Cookson. The duo are back on the trail of relics and historical pieces, which, if authenticated, will potentially change our understanding of some of the most iconic periods of British and European history.
Aided in their adventures by cultural and art historian Dr Janina Ramirez, Lost Relic Hunters sees White and Cookson journey to locations around the world including Venice, Istanbul, Barcelona, Jerusalem and the Pyrenees, in their quest to authenticate the antiquities from Hamilton’s collection. The items include a priceless collection of Celtic gold and stone carvings, which promise to shed new light on their beliefs and forms of worship; a sword and helmet believed to have been used by warrior knights in the First Crusade from 1096 CE; and a mysterious white marble chalice believed to have been one of the most coveted possessions of the Knights Templar; as well as rare items decorated with the Jerusalem cross believed to have been in the possession of Christian pilgrims on the road to the shrine of St James in northern Spain.
The series is commissioned and executive produced by Dan Korn, VP of Programming at A+E Networks UK, with Diana Carter, Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent at A+E Networks UK.
Dan Korn says, “we are excited to be welcoming Dr Janina Ramirez to Sky History, whose expertise and energy adds a new dimension to Carl and Hamilton’s continuing adventures”.
The series is being distributed by eOne.
For Fired Up Films, Dominic Ozanne is series producer, with Jon-Barrie Waddell as executive producer. For eOne Tara Long is executive producer. Mark Wood and Blair Krempel are executive producers from Krempelwood. Lost Relic Hunters series 2 will premiere on Sky HISTORY on 6th September, the HISTORY® Channel in The Netherlands and Belgium from 16th September and in the Nordics from 21st September.
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